Sunday, November 13, 2011

Forgotten by Cat Patrick Review

Forgotten by CAT PATRICK

Each night when 16 year-old London Lane goes to sleep, her whole world disappears. In the morning, all that's left is a note telling her about a day she can't remember. The whole scenario doesn't exactly make high school or dating that hot guy whose name she can't seem to recall any easier. But when London starts experiencing disturbing visions she can't make sense of, she realizes it's time to learn a little more about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future. 

Part psychological drama, part romance, and part mystery, this thought-provoking novel will inspire readers to consider the what-if's in their own lives and recognize the power they have to control their destinies (goodreads).






My Review: 

Forgotten is the creative tale of a high school girl who forgets the day every night she goes to bed, but interestingly enough she remembers the future. While this book did not blow me away, it was a cute and really quick read. 

London Lane has a secret that only she and her best friend know, she knows the future and has NO idea what  happened in her past, because of this condition she must leave note after note for herself to remind her of what has happened that she should be prepared for. Then she meets young Luke Henry who she does not remember from her future but would like to know. 

The plot was very straight forward with little side stories, I enjoyed the overall plot of how London copes with not remembering her past, it reminded me a lot of 50 First Dates. It was especially interesting seeing London's reaction to Luke every single day after they start dating, because the only clues she has regarding their relationships are the little post it notes that she leaves herself every night. The plot started off very simple, but then got ahead of itself. Cat Patrick introduced new conflicts (one 60 pages from the ending) and it became overwhelming. I feel that Cat had a lot of great things planned for this book but not a lot of structure.

Regarding the characters, I felt that they could have used some more depth. The novel is told from London's perspective and she does not seemed overly concerned with describing the other important characters to her audience. It felt like every other student that was not a major character in the novel hated her for practically no reason whatsoever which bothered me. Also I felt absolutely nothing for Luke because he was never described, all I know is that he is "hot," but I don't know what makes him so "hot" to London. The most interesting character by far was Jamie and I feel that she should have been present a bit more in the novel because her storyline was so interesting. 

This last section ties in with the previous section, the writing style made this book a really quick page turner but I did not keep me engaged. Everything is very dry when it comes to London's voice, she only remarks on what happens such as a door knocking, a friend whispering, a kiss. There is no emotion behind her descriptions. 

Overall this was a very interesting read if you want a book that you can go through very quickly, but in my opinion not very memorable. 

I recommend this novel for those who love high school love stories and novels that are told from the first person narrative with a female character was a mysterious past. 

1 comments:

  1. Hmm, I just recently won this book on another blog, and was hoping it would be good. I may have to push it back on my TBR list and push some others forward, thanks for the honest review!

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